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Walmart to require customers to wear masks

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Posted at 10:40 AM, Jul 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-15 10:40:41-04

(LEX 18/CNN) — Walmart has announced it will require all customers to wear masks.

The change will start next week.

Other businesses, such as Starbucks and Best Buy have already announced they will require customers to wear face masks. Costco began requiring masks beginning in May.

"As the number of confirmed cases has spiked in communities across the country recently, so too have the number and types of face-covering mandates being implemented," Walmart said in a news release Wednesday.

"To help bring consistency across stores and clubs, we will require all shoppers to wear a face-covering starting Monday, July 20. This will give us time to inform customers and members of the changes, post signage and train associates on the new protocols," the company said.